When it comes to publishing your own writing. Do it yourself! Of course, the question of marketing doesn’t go away, but you can learn to do that incrementally in your own time. Or find someone and pay someone to do that for you if it’s not your thing.
In publishing, it’s self- publishing on Amazon- Kindle that’s the way for all new writers, rather than a publishing house agent mechanism that was failing, and arguably has failed in its duty to new writing. Self- publishing successes can still enter the world of book industry publishers, if only to farm out the work-load, but it’s the writer who has the power not the publisher, and takes a bigger cut of the profits to prove it.
Anyway the pejorative terms of dinosaur publishers about people doing it themselves have disappeared, which is a good thing. Though it’s easy to notice a so called ‘proper’ publisher by how they charge the same for an electronic version of the book as for a paperback, except of course they have no printing costs for an electronic version.
And let me assure you when you buy my books 70% of the money comes to me, so start buying them!